Monthly Archive: July 2011

Jul 19 2011

Sleazy corporate holiday

By Donald Kaul My father, long dead, spent his working years in tool and die shops in Detroit, an experience from which he crafted a political, economic, and social philosophy of life. “They’re all in it together,” he would say. That was the very core of the philosophy. Were high wages bad because they made …

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Jul 19 2011

Marching to save our schools

By Mary Tedrow I was born and raised in Washington, DC before the miracle of air-conditioning. I know well that July is a beast in that city. Yet I will return to Washington, DC on July 30 to participate in the Save Our Schools march and rally. Why? Because I don’t want to lose something …

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Jul 19 2011

On giving and receiving

By Greg Asimakoupoulos This coming Sunday I’ll walk my middle daughter down the center aisle of a Chicago church. In over thirty years as a clergyman, I have performed countless weddings. But this will be the first one as father of the bride. I have it all rehearsed in my head. I am guessing that …

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Jul 13 2011

Let the open debate on higher education flourish

By Ronald L. Trowbridge, Ph.D. The Texas Coalition for Excellence in Higher Education recently formed to defend the status quo against the efforts of university regents to promote transparency and accountability in higher education. Yet there is much about the status quo that simply cannot be defended. Higher education today needs reform in two ways. …

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Jul 13 2011

Washington’s physics problem in Iraq

By Chris Toensing The Joint Chiefs of Staff, says its chairman Adm. Mike Mullen, has a “physics problem.” According to a 2008 accord between the United States and Iraq, the U.S. military is to be evacuated from Mesopotamia — down to the last tank mechanic and dishwasher — by the close of the calendar year. …

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Jul 13 2011

Bring our troops home

By Jim Hightower At long last, America’s overdue withdrawal from Afghanistan has begun. “The tide of war is receding,” President Barack Obama declared as he announced that 10,000 troops would come home this year and 23,000 more next year. That tide has been a deadly one for our country — 1,650 of our troops killed, …

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Jul 13 2011

Debt collector charged by Texas AG

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott recently charged Encore Capital Group, Inc. with falsifying and robo-signing affidavits, attempting to collect debts based upon inaccurate or incomplete account information, and employing unlawful and deceptive debt collection tactics. The State’s enforcement action cites the defendants for committing multiple violations of Texas debt collection laws and the Texas Finance …

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Jul 13 2011

Combs distributes revenue

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said that state sales tax revenue in June was $1.72 billion, up 7.2 percent compared to June 2010. “The state’s sales tax revenue has now increased for 15 months in a row,” said Combs.  “Strong business spending boosted sales tax revenue in sectors such as the oil and gas industry and …

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